Dating Divas TeleRetreat: Your Body, Your Story

The third annual Dating Divas tele-retreat is happening this weekend and we are presenting on how body image impacts your intimate relationship.  Your body is the one thing that goes with us everywhere.  It’s as the saying goes, “wherever you go, there you are.” YOUR story of how you perceive your body affects your relationship, […]

Finding your relationship normal

Let’s look at the word “normal.” It’s thrown around often and seems to serve as the societal baseline – kind of like the word “fine.”   People desire to be normal, feel normal, behave in normal ways, and yet “normal” is so vague and without context.  It’s too broad and far-reaching.  Is having cereal for breakfast […]

Dear Feeling Hopeless

Dear Real Intimacy Authors, I heard you this morning on x96 and thought you had some good responses for those who called in. I personally am struggling and wanted to ask a question. My husband and I have been married for several years and have a young daughter together.  He also has three children from a […]

How Failing at Cooking Helped My Sex Life

When I got married I had absolutely zero cooking skills — and that’s not an exaggeration.  Not to say that I was the only one cooking in my house, but compared to my husband’s contribution in this area, mine was absolutely dismal.  Being a competitive person by nature, I saw this as a challenge and […]

You Can’t Know Where You’re Going Until You Know Where You’ve Been

This post is brought to you today by our guest and friend, Aimee Heffernan, Marriage and Family Therapist.  Aimee has a professional blog as well as posts regularly for Modern Mormon Men with a unique and refreshing perspectives on sexuality, spirituality and emotional health.  Aimee has a private practice up in the Seattle area. You […]

Psst! Virgins have sexual histories, too.

This seems to be a paradox right?  How can a virgin have a sexual history?  Well, it’s actually pretty easy.  Let’s start at the beginning: Think back to your childhood.  Did you ever see your parents holding hands? Kissing? Dancing or wrestling around?  Did they ever talk to you about sex and intimacy or was […]

Whew!! What a Week: Weekly Round-up.

We’re not sure if there is much more to say than, what a week!  A live interview with Cyrus Webb, the book launched, a book giveaway happening over at Modern Mormon Men (there’s still time!) signing books down at BYU Education Week at the bookstore, having our books officially arrive at Deseret Book and the […]

Intimacy is NOT Just Sex and Other Good News

Intimacy is NOT Just Sex and Other Good News By Kristin B. Hodson, LCSW Last Friday we had a round-table discussion with the great people of The Cultural Hall podcast. Naturally the question came up about sex and intimacy; what the difference was and was it possible to have sex without intimacy and intimacy without […]